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Title:EU enlargement and environmental policy PDF Logo
Authors:Löschel, Andreas
Mraz, Marian
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 01-52
Abstract:The Eastern European Associates (EEA) have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to their targets set in the Kyoto Protocol. Furthermore since 1993 trade liberalization has taken place between all associated countries and the EU. There is meanwhile a large quantitative literature on the economic effects of full integration of the associated countries into the EU as well as on the Kyoto Protocol. However, there is a lack of quantitative research on the linkage of trade and the environment in the context of the EU enlargement. In this paper we analyze the interactions of different environmental policies under the Kyoto Protocol and trade liberalization in the process of eastern enlargement using a computable general equilibrium model. We find that trade liberalization provides large gains for EEAs while it holds only modest gains for EU member states. Integration does not show a significant impact on carbon abatement policies, but mitigates associated welfare losses.
Subjects:EU enlargement
Kyoto Protocol
computable general equilibrium modeling
JEL:Q25
F15
P20
F18
D58
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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